Throughout Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the characters are portrayed to be good citizens and how important it is for them to keep a good name. A good reputation is hard to achieve but even harder to maintain. Judge Danforth wants to be known as a righteous man, as well as john proctor, who strongly fights for his beliefs and others. Abigail is known for believing nothing was beyond her grasp. Reverend Paris is puritan minister, who lives by bible and it teaching.
Teddy Roosevelt thinks the “strenuous life” is a good thing because it challenges people to strive for a better life. He based his thoughts and perceptions on his own experiences for he had to work hard for everything that he once accomplished. Roosevelt values hard effort, dedication, and the idea of improvement. He seems to value the idea that a hard life is better deserved since people actually understand and live through what it takes to get where they want to be, rather than rejecting it for a life of material comfort. It seems that he also values the idea of effort because when we are presented with a personal problem or challenge, it is our decision to “undertake the solution”, even when we know that there is “always danger that we may
Life is a journey full of choices and obstacles. People build their lives around the kinds of choices they make and the obstacles they do or do not overcome. Stereotypes, social judgement, racism, and sexual barriers are a few examples of the kinds of obstacles society provides; however, one of the most difficult obstacles can often be oneself. Creator of The Daily Motivator, a motivational website, Ralph Marston believes that even though life contains difficult obstacles one should never allow themself to become an obstacle as well. Even though Marston’s belief is a very uplifting idea, in reality, a person will most likely end up fighting themself at one point.
In The Cog, Charles Fritch uses symbolism to show readers that life choices can cause regret in future years. The tough decisions that people make can cause the most fulfilling life or they can wake up one day miserable. James Maxwell was one who wished he had followed his dreams instead of living with a more practical life. He had a very successful life, but he wasn’t doing what he had always dreamt of. He was the president of the world, but by his standards, that wasn’t enough.
George Washington also acknowledge that he made mistakes himself and is far from a perfect individual but made clear to be open minded of criticism and corrections and to seek challenges by taking the easy routes in life. Washington’s Farewell Address is important part of our history and is taught up till this day to young American children in our schools and by Historians but few people understand the meaning and the importance behind the Farewell Letter. The Farewell Address the federal government, warnings against the party systems, the importance of religion and morality, warnings against forming a permanent foreign alliance, and a powerful military. George Washington has an overwhelming reputation by his military service, his position as our first president of the United States of America, and by leaving his position in office by leaving behind his Farewell Address to give present and future Americans insight on the history of our country and what it’s known for. It’s well encouraged to research what American history is about and how we can apply the Farewell Address into our life by living in peace, exercising our freedom of speech and choice or religions, along with respecting our governments and live in unity to achieve success.
But his oldest son wants to fight for his country’s freedom, whereas Benjamin Martin wants nothing more than peace. This gives us a good understanding of how bad Benjamin Martin wants his children to be safe and sound, and that can be seen by his concerned facial expression. We can see that when they have the following conversation. “I forbid you to go” BM “I’m not a child” GM “You are my child” BM (0:31-0:35). It can be argued who the real patriot is, it could be Gabriel Martin since he is the type of guy who would risk it all to fight for his country’s freedom, even if it means that he needs to leave his family behind, while Benjamin Martin doesn’t really care for the country’s safety, but more for his family’s wellbeing.
Despite the diversity of people, having this love could unite people of completely different socioeconomic backgrounds to work together and better the world. He moves on to emphasize the importance of the community’s needs over the individual’s needs, in order for the community to grow and ensure a better future for the individuals. He closes with how in America life will be harder and God has a covenant with them, so they have to work together and succeed or they will be punished by God. He says that the world is watching them like “a city upon a hill” and if they do not succeed, people will think of them and, more importantly, God in vain... He ends with a warning of what would happen if they stray from their original
Not only did Bertram Cates set an example for others to follow, but he also bravely defended his opinion. Cates is the most important character in the play because he had the courage to challenge his town’s views on religion. The fact that Bertram Cates knew that he would suffer consequences for teaching his students about evolution, proves how brave he was. Without Cates’ boldness, the opinions of many people in his town would not have been heard. For that reason, Cates did not care if he would suffer and did not back down.
Indeed, moral values, integrity, personality, and dignity are far more valuable than material riches for some, but it is imperative and essential to keep first things, first no matter what. Mankind’s efforts to build a truly prosperous yet moral society appear impossible; it has even repeatedly failed. However, our savior Jesus Christ has promised that his kingdom will provide anything and everything that our hearts desire; material and spiritual things that we need in order to live well. (Isaiah 65:21–23.) For those who know the Bible, know that it teaches us that true prosperity begins with spirituality.
Goals, does it take hard work to accomplish goals unimaginable or a grate astonishing idea. Martin Luther King once said “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable, every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals”. So of course it does take hard work to achieve a goal because ,how hard you work will determine how important that idea is to you, also achieving more than you thought can come into consideration along the road of achieving your idea. Also last of all, so that you can leave your legacy at trying to achieve it. For beginners, most people might think that it just takes talent to achieve a goal.